Buy Doublet Opal Silver Rings Online at Wholesale Prices.
All doublets are made from natural opal and are not man
Opal Auctions has all
different design and sizes of Doublet Opal Rings for sale direct from manufacturer,
and they are so popular as good value for bright fire colours in an individual
Doublets are thin slice natural crystal opal that has back
This back is natural ironstone form the opal fields in
Queensland and Australian Crystal opal is used to make these doublets.
It is labour intensive as crystal must be cleaned and made
ready to glue in ironstone.
Some crystals have
inclusions and they are normally cut out, so crystal is clean and looks bright.
The Body tone of some crystal can be N7 but when set onto
backing this enhances the colour and makes it deeper and brighter, so it could
This is main reason why doublet opals are so popular in silver
sings as you get good value fire colours at an inexpensive price compared to
solid opal same colour.
Most of these stones are handmade bezel set into silver rings,
as silver is easy to bend over and hold the doublet firm.
Sometimes it is hard
to tell if the stone is solid or doublet as bezel does hide the join on the
side Cluster opal doublet rings are popular as they show so much colour as 3 or
5 similar opals are eye catching.
Only recently we are seeing Ethiopian opal doublet rings, as
this opal is hydrophane they are difficult to make as good doublet, but they do
have deep fire colours.
Most doublet rings have traditionally been oval shape, but
now freeform doublet rings are popular as they are so unique and interesting.